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Woman, 91, arrested over death of boy, 3, hit by car outside charity shop in Edinburgh

A 91-YEAR-OLD woman has been arrested following a crash that killed a three-year-old boy.

Xander Irvine was walking along Morningside Road in Edinburgh with his mum Victoria, 37, when he was hit by a car on June 30.

The red Kia mounted the pavement and crashed into a shop front at around 2.30pm.

Xander was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

His mother was also injured but has now made a full recovery.

Police said the 91-year-old woman driving the car was not injured.

She has now been arrested in connection with the incident.

A spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a 91-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fatal road crash in Edinburgh.

“The incident happened around 2.30pm on Tuesday, 30 June, 2020, when a three year old boy was struck by a car on Morningside Road in the city.

“A full report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

In a statement previously released by the family, they said: “Xander Paul Thomas Irvine, three years old, was out for a walk in Morningside with his mother on Tuesday afternoon (June 30) when a tragic accident occurred.

“Xander was a very happy, bubbly, intelligent little boy who was very dearly loved by his parents Victoria and Paul.

“Xander was a real chatterbox who just loved books, playing with all sorts of vehicles and his Lego.

“He really enjoyed life and he enriched the lives of everyone he met.

“Victoria and Paul are devastated and feel as if their hearts have been ripped out.

“Xander will be so very sorely missed by them both and all his family and friends in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

“What will we do without you, Xander?”

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